Box art for Shaft's Big Score

Shaft's Big Score

action & adventure, drama


You can't say the mob wasn't warned about John Shaft. "He's a bad dude," a numbers racketeer cautions them.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    70%
  • Audience Score
    49%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    70%
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  • Audience

    49%

Audience Reviews

1 star

Damn weak. Go with the first one.

- mjgildea, Thursday, November 23, 2006

1 star

Shaft just seems out of his element here, with little or no action, and large expanses of utterly forgettable and unnecessary plot elements for him to navigate. Even the helicopter-fight sequence near the end is utterly boring... for some reason, Roundtree can't conjure up the iconic "Shaft" persona for this sequel, and without a strong protagonist, the film falls flat.

- dhetteix, Saturday, January 12, 2008

2 stars

While the plot isn't quite as focused, the action is still decent enough, and this sequel could've been a lot worse. The biggest thing missing is Isaac Hayes' music, it was such a huge part of the original, so having this new score from Director Parks himself is kind of a letdown. I didn't really dislike this sequel too much, but it could've used some Hayes music and a more focused script.

- kenscheck, Friday, March 8, 2013